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Palaeognathae (ratites and tinamous)[edit]

Struthioniformes (ostrich-like birds)[edit]

Moa http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moa (Extinct after 1400. Consider leaving out elephant bird as some moa were larger but otherwise similar animals.)

Ostrich http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ostrich

Kiwi http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kiwi

Casuariiformes (cassowary-like birds)[edit]

Emu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emu

Cassowary http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cassowary

Rheiformes (rheas)[edit]

Rhea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhea_(bird)

Tinamiformes (tinamous)[edit]

Tinamou http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tinamou

Accipitriformes (hawks, vultures, and eagles)[edit]

Accipitridae[edit]

Accipitrinae (true hawks)[edit]

Hawk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawk

Goshawk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Goshawk

Aegypiinae (Old World vultures)[edit]

Black vulture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinereous_Vulture

Bearded vulture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bearded_Vulture

Buteoninae (buzzards, true eagles, and sea eagles)[edit]

True eagles (Aquila)
Golden eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Eagle (a symbol of the Roman Republic/Empire)
Long-crested eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-crested_Eagle
Giant eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haast's_Eagle (already included)
Little eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Eagle
Rufous-bellied eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufous-bellied_Eagle
Steppe eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steppe_Eagle
Sea eagles (Haliaeetus)
Bald eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bald_Eagle (national animal of the United States)
White-bellied sea-eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-bellied_Sea-eagle (could just be called "sea eagle")
White-tailed eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-tailed_Eagle
Martial eagles (Polemaetus)
Martial eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martial_Eagle (a rather large eagle)
Crowned eagles (Stephanoaetus)
Crowned eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crowned_Eagle (another rather large eagle, this one eats monkeys, antelopes, and monitor lizards)
Harpy eagles (Harpia)
Harpy eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harpy_Eagle (Lives in the tropical rainforest and eats sloths and monkeys. Is the national animal of Panama, and inspired Fawkes the Phoenix in the Harry Potter movies.)
Philippine eagles (Pithecophaga)
Monkey-eating eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Eagle (another large eagle; it lives in tropical forests and mountains. Eats flying lemurs, civets, pigs and small dogs)
Old-world Buzzards and North American hawks (Buteo)
Red-tailed hawk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-tailed_Hawk (iconic of the "Old West", almost every western film has a Red-tailed hawk cry to help set the stage. It lives in almost all biomes in North and Central America and the West Indies.)
Common buzzard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Buzzard
Long-legged buzzard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-legged_Buzzard
Ferruginous hawk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferruginous_Hawk (any hawk with "iron" in its name should be in DF)
Upland buzzard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upland_Buzzard
Mountain buzzard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Buzzard
Jackel buzzard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackal_Buzzard (lives in mountains, grasslands, and savanna)
Harris hawks (Parabuteo)
Harris hawk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harris%27s_Hawk (hunts in packs. May be called "dusky hawk" to avoid problematic "Harris".)
South Asian buzzards (Butastur)
these smallish buzzards eat mostly "vermin"
Grasshopper buzzard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grasshopper_Buzzard
Grey hawks (Leucopternis)
These are "neotropical" (ie, South and Central American) hawks
Semiplumbeous hawk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Semiplumbeous_Hawk (Like the Ferrubinous hawk, but this time with "lead")
White hawk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Hawk
Black-collard hawks (Busarellus)
Black-collard hawk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-collared_Hawk (This hawk lives in moist forests and swamps, and eats mostly fish. Could just be called "swamp hawk".)

Circaetinae (snake-eagles)[edit]

Snake-eagle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circaetinae

Circinae (harriers)[edit]

Harrier http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harrier_(bird)

Elaninae (elanid kites)[edit]

Kite http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elanid_kite

Perninae (honey buzzards)[edit]

Baza http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aviceda

Buzzard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Buzzard

Honey buzzard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Honey_Buzzard

Milvinae (non-elanid kites)[edit]

Bat hawk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bat_Hawk

Cathartidae (New World vultures)[edit]

Condor http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Condor

King vulture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/King_Vulture

Turkey vulture http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkey_Vulture

Pandionidae (ospreys)[edit]

Osprey http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osprey

Sagittariidae (secretarybirds)[edit]

Secretarybird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Secretarybird

Falconiformes (falcon-like birds)[edit]

Striated Caracara http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striated_Caracara

Anseriformes (screamers and waterfowl)[edit]

Anhimidae (screamers)[edit]

Screamer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Screamer

Anseranatidae (magpie geese)[edit]

Magpie goose http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magpie_Goose

Anatidae (ducks, geese, and swans)[edit]

Anatinae (dabbling ducks)[edit]

Mallard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mallard

Pacific black duck* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pacific_Black_Duck

Spectacled duck / Bronze-winged duck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bronze-winged_Duck

Aythyinae (diving ducks)[edit]

Pink-headed duck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink-headed_Duck

Merginae (seaducks)[edit]

Tadorninae (shelducks and shelgeese)[edit]

Anserinae (swans and geese)[edit]

Mute swan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mute_Swan

Black swan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Swan

Black-necked swan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-necked_Swan

Trumpeter swan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trumpeter_Swan

Graylag goose http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greylag_Goose

Ross's goose* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ross's_Goose

Brant goose http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brant_Goose

Cackling goose http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cackling_Goose

Red-breasted goose http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-breasted_Goose

Dendrocygninae (whistling ducks)[edit]

Whistling duck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dendrocygninae

Stictionettinae, Oxyurinae, Thalassorninae, Plectropterinae[edit]

Freckled duck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freckled_Duck

White-backed duck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-backed_Duck

Spur-winged goose http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spur-winged_Goose

Mandarin duck* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandarin_Duck

Wood duck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wood_Duck

Galliformes (gamefowl)[edit]

Megapodiidae (mound-builders)[edit]

Australian brush-turkey* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Brush-turkey

Orange-footed scrubfowl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orange-footed_Scrubfowl

Cracidae (chachalacas, guans, and curassows)[edit]

Rusty-margined guan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rusty-margined_Guan

Chachalaca http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chachalaca

Great curassow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Curassow

Wattled curassow http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wattled_Curassow

Odontophoridae (New World quails)[edit]

Mountain quail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Quail

Scaled quail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scaled_Quail

California quail* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/California_Quail

Gambel's quail* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gambel's_Quail

Numididae (guineafowl)[edit]

Guineafowl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guineafowl

Phasianidae (pheasants and partridges)[edit]

Meleagridinae (turkeys)[edit]

Wild turkey* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wild_Turkey

Domestic turkey* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Domestic_turkey

Perdicinae (partridges)[edit]

Rock partridge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Partridge

Red-legged partridge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-legged_Partridge

Gray partridge http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Partridge

Snowcock http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowcock

Francolin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francolin

Phasianinae (pheasants, Old World quails, chickens)[edit]

Quail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Quail

Blue quail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Blue_Quail

Painted bush quail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Painted_Bush_Quail

Blood pheasant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blood_Pheasant

Silver pheasant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_Pheasant

Reeves's pheasant* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reeves's_Pheasant

Common pheasant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Pheasant

Golden pheasant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Golden_Pheasant

Mountain peacock-pheasant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mountain_Peacock-pheasant

Chicken http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicken

Western tragopan* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Tragopan

Monal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monal

Peafowl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pavo_(genus)

Satyr tragopan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satyr_Tragopan

Tetraoninae (grouses)[edit]

Heath hen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heath_Hen

Phoenicopteriformes (flamingoes)[edit]

Flamingo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flamingo

Columbiformes (dove-like birds)[edit]

Passenger pigeon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passenger_Pigeon

Dodo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodo

Nicobar pigeon* http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nicobar_Pigeon

Common pigeon / Common dove http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rock_Pigeon

Wood Pigeon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Wood-pigeon

Snow Pigeon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_Pigeon

Turtledove http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turtle_Dove Watch out for duplicates.

Crested Pigeon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_Pigeon

Caprimulgiformes (frogmouths and nightjars)[edit]

Frogmouth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frogmouth

Standard-winged nightjar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard-winged_Nightjar

Oilbird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oilbird (Lives in caves.)

Whipporwill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whip-poor-will (Awesome night bird of death!)

Gruiformes (crane-like birds)[edit]

Gruidae (cranes)[edit]

Sandhill crane http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandhill_Crane

Whooping crane http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whooping_Crane

Sarus Crane http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sarus_Crane

Gray crowned crane http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Crowned_Crane (Note that this is a gray bird with a crown, as opposed to a bird with a gray crown.)

Red-crowned crane http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-crowned_Crane (Whereas this is a bird with a red crown.)

Rallidae (rails)[edit]

Coot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coot

Moorhen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moorhen

Weka http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Weka

Purple swamphen http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Swamphen

Takahe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Takahē

Otididae, Eurypygidae, Rhynochetidae, Aramidae, Psophiidae, Heliornithidae[edit]

Bustard http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bustard

Sunbittern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurypygidae

Kagu http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kagu

Limpkin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Limpkin

Trumpeter http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psophiidae

Sphenisciformes (penguins)[edit]

Emperor penguin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emperor_Penguin

Brush-tailed penguin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygoscelis

Crested penguin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_penguin

Banded penguin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banded_penguin

Yellow-eyed penguin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-eyed_Penguin

Little penguin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Penguin

Ciconiiformes (stork-like birds)[edit]

Stork http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stork

Ibis http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ibis

Great blue heron http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Blue_Heron

Charadriiformes (plover-like birds)[edit]

Sandpiper http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scolopacidae

Curlew http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Curlew

Great auk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Auk

Golden plover http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Golden_Plover (Standard shorebird)

Wrybill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wrybill (Bird with funny name, and funny beak.)

Lapwing http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Lapwing (Generalised species)

Snipe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Snipe (Exists, surprisingly. Possibly too large for vermin. I much prefer the alternative name "sky goat")

Herring gull http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Herring_Gull (Arguably a candidate for [CURIOUSBEAST_EATER]. Bloody thieves)

Common gull http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Gull (Normally I go with the more evocative name, which would be "mew gull", however this seemed too obscure. Could possibly just be called "gull"?)

Kittiwake http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-legged_Kittiwake (Juveniles known as tarrocks)

Skimmer http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhynchopidae (Has a weird beak, and apparently is the only bird with slit pupils)

Tern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Tern

Sandwich tern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandwich_Tern (Possibly problematic name)

Puffin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Atlantic_Puffin (YAY PUFFINS)

Parakeet auklet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parakeet_Auklet (Similar to the puffin in most respects.)

Guillemot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Guillemot (The "common guillemot" is not actually a guillemot, so this gets the name.)

Razorbill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Razorbill (Not as deadly as it sounds, unfortunately)

Little auk http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Auk

Common murre http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Guillemot (See "guillemot")

Sheathbill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheathbill

Oystercatcher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Oystercatcher (Eats mussels rather than oysters)

Strigiformes (owls)[edit]

Strigidae (typical owls)[edit]

Bubo (horned owls and eagle-owls)[edit]

Snowy owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snowy_Owl

Great horned owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Horned_Owl

Eagle-owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Eagle-owl

Fish owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blakiston's_Fish-owl (Largest owl.)

Strix (earless owls)[edit]

Wood owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strix_(genus)

Tawny owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tawny_Owl

Barred owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barred_Owl

Great grey owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Grey_Owl

Glaucidium (pygmy owls)[edit]

Pygmy owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Pygmy-owl

Jungle owlet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jungle_Owlet

Athene (small owls)[edit]

Spotted owlet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spotted_Owlet

Burrowing owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burrowing_Owl

Ninox (hawk owls)[edit]

Barking owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barking_Owl

Morepork http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Southern_Boobook

Brown hawk owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Hawk_Owl

Asio (eared owls)[edit]

Long-eared owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-eared_Owl

Short-eared owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Short-eared_Owl

Marsh owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marsh_Owl

Striped owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striped_Owl

Other Strigidae[edit]

Screech owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Megascops

Scops-owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scops-owl

White-faced owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ptilopsis

Spectacled owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectacled_Owl

Hawk owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Hawk_Owl

Elf owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elf_Owl

Boreal owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tengmalm's_Owl

Laughing owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughing_Owl

Tytonidae (barn owls)[edit]

Sooty owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Sooty-owl

Masked owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Masked-owl

Barn owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barn_Owl

Grass owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Grass-owl

Bay owl http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bay_owl

Psittaciformes (parrot-like birds)[edit]

Strigopidae (New Zealand parrots)[edit]

Kea http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kea

Kakapo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strigopini

Psittacidae (true parrots)[edit]

Psittacinae (typical parrots)[edit]

Budgerigar http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Budgerigar

Monk parrot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quaker_parrot

Mascarene parrot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mascarene_Parrot (Extinct after 1400)

Vulturine parrot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psittrichadini

Fig parrot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cyclopsittacini

Hyacinth macaw http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hyacinth_Macaw

Military macaw http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Military_Macaw

Scarlet macaw http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scarlet_Macaw

Blue-and-gold macaw http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-and-yellow_Macaw

Vasa parrot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vasa_Parrot

Gray parrot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/African_Grey_Parrot

Racket-tail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prioniturus

Parakeet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Psittacula

Senegal parrot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Senegal_Parrot (Rename: Grey-headed poicephalus parrot --Rainseeker)

Hanging parrot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loriculus

Lovebird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lovebird

Masked lovebird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yellow-collared_Lovebird

Rosella http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Platycercus

Night parrot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Parrot

Loriinae (lories and lorikeets)[edit]

Black lory http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Lory

Red lory http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Lory

Dusky lory http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dusky_Lory

Rainbow lorikeet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainbow_Lorikeet

Iris lorikeet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_Lorikeet

Cacatuidae (cockatoos)[edit]

Palm cockatoo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Probosciger

Gang-gang cockatoo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Callocephalon

Cockatiel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nymphicus

Galah http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eolophus

Pink cockatoo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lophochroa

Sulphur-crested cockatoo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sulphur-crested_Cockatoo

Corella http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Licmetis

Passeriformes (perching birds)[edit]

Acanthisittidae (New Zealand wrens)[edit]

Bushwren http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bushwren

Meliphagidae (honeyeaters)[edit]

Wattlebird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anthochaera

Friarbird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philemon_%28genus%29

Chat http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epthianura

Honeyeater http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lichenostomus

Miner http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manorina

Tui http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tui_(bird)

Notiomystidae (stitchbird)[edit]

Stitchbird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stitchbird

Callaeidae (New Zealand wattlebirds)[edit]

Huia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huia

Kokako http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kōkako

Pachycephalidae (whistlers)[edit]

Whitehead http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mohoua

Goldenface http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goldenface

Whistler http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pachycephala

Shrike-thrush http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrike-thrush

Pitohui http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pitohui

Rhipiduridae (fantails)[edit]

Fantail http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fantail

Corvidae (crows)[edit]

Blue jay http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Jay (already included)

Cardinalidae (cardinals)[edit]

Cardinal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Cardinal (already included)

Icteridae (icterids)[edit]

Common grackle http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Grackle (already included)

Red-winged blackbird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-winged_Blackbird (already included)

Oriolidae (orioles)[edit]

Oriole http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriole (already included)

Apodiformes (swifts and hummingbirds)[edit]

Apodidae (swifts)[edit]

Swift http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Swift

Swiftlet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Swiftlet (Lives in caves. Certain species make the nests used in bird's nest soup.)

Trochilidae (hummingbirds)[edit]

Hummingbird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trochilinae

Hermit http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hermit_(hummingbird)

Gaviformes (loons and divers)[edit]

Black-throated loon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-throated_Loon

Common loon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Northern_Loon

Podicipediformes (grebes)[edit]

Little grebe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Grebe

Black-necked grebe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-necked_Grebe (This is what I think of when I hear "grebe" although it's rather atypical. Apparently one of the most inefficient fliers on earth)

Great grebe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Grebe

Silvery grebe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silvery_Grebe

Procellariiformes (albatrosses and petrels)[edit]

Wandering albatross http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wandering_Albatross (The big'un)

Royal albatross http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Royal_Albatross (Northern and southern varieties exist, but it is unclear whether they represent subspecies or not. This is an amalgamation)

Black-footed albatross http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-footed_Albatross (Arguably "black albatross" is more accurate, but there are sometimes white individuals, so I guess that's out)

Storm-petrel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Storm-petrel (There are many varieties, but I prefer the generic name, sans any modifiers)

Diving-petrel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pelecanoididae ("There are four very similar species all in the family Pelecanoididae and genus Pelecanoides Lacépède, 1799, distinguished only by small differences in the coloration of their plumage and their bill construction" Excellent. Means I get to knock off early)

Broad-billed prion http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broad-billed_Prion

Blue petrel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Petrel (More accurately called a prion, but never mind)

Giant petrel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Macronectes

Shearwater http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shearwater (Generalised creature, based on the smaller genus Puffinus)

Gadfly petrel http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gadfly_petrel (A bunch of these. Take your pick.)

Pelicaniformes (pelicans, cormorants and allies)[edit]

Great white pelican http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_White_Pelican (Ought to give players a fright, if the game window is too narrow to display "pelican" and simply shows a "Great White" hanging out in a pond)

Brown pelican http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Pelican

Pink-backed pelican http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pink-backed_Pelican (Chosen to add a bit of colour)

Magnificent frigatebird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnificent_Frigatebird (Frigatebirds are mostly all the same, so I went with the one with the best name.)

Gannet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Gannet (Generalised species)

Blue-footed booby http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue-footed_Booby

Masked booby http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Masked_Booby (Largest booby. Hee hee)

Red-footed booby http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-footed_Booby (Smallest booby (But perfectly formed))

Snakebird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darter (Has numerous names, including "Anhinga" and "Darter")

Flightless cormorant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flightless_Cormorant (Largest cormorant. Accurate name.)

Spectacled cormorant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spectacled_Cormorant (Similar to above, but could apparently fly poorly. Recently (1700s) extinct. Rather tasty, apparently)

Imperial shag http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Imperial_Shag (Note that shag/cormorant is interchangeable)

Great cormorant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Cormorant (Found inland, as well as on the coast in many regions. A generic kind of cormorant)

Green shag http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Shag (Combination of the names "Shag" and "Green Cormorant")

Little cormorant http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Cormorant (Tropical species - used for fishing.)

Phaethontiformes (tropicbirds)[edit]

Tropicbird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-billed_Tropicbird (There are only three species of bird in this entire order and I felt it would be strange to be so detailed about them. This is based on the red-billed tropicbird, because that had the nicest picture)

Pteroclidiformes (sandgrouse)[edit]

Double-banded sandgrouse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Double-banded_Sandgrouse (Sandgrouse are not related to regular grouse)

Black-bellied sandgrouse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-bellied_Sandgrouse

Chesnut-bellied sandgrouse http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnut-bellied_Sandgrouse

Piciformes (woodpecker-like birds)[edit]

Picidae (woodpeckers)[edit]

Hairy woodpecker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hairy_Woodpecker

Great Spotted woodpecker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Spotted_Woodpecker

Three-toed woodpecker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three-toed_woodpecker

Gila woodpecker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gila_Woodpecker

Ground woodpecker http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ground_Woodpecker

Red-breasted wryneck http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rufous-necked_Wryneck

Common flameback http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-rumped_Flameback

Indicatoridae (honeyguides)[edit]

Honeyguide http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indicatoridae

Ramphastidae (toucans)[edit]

Black-billed mountain toucan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-billed_Mountain-toucan

White-throated toucan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-throated_Toucan

Emerald toucanet http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_Toucanet

Cuculiformes (Cuckoos and allies)[edit]

Musophagidae (Turacos)[edit]

Green Turaco http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Turaco

Violet Turaco http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_Turaco

Go-Away-Bird http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-bellied_Go-away-bird Generalised species from this genus.

Great Blue Turaco http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Blue_Turaco

Cuculidae (Cuckoos and Roadrunners)[edit]

Great Spotted Cuckoo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Spotted_Cuckoo

Common Cuckoo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Cuckoo

Greater Roadrunner http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Greater_Roadrunner

Lesser Roadrunner http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lesser_Roadrunner

Ani http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ani_(bird)

Guira Cuckoo http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guira_Cuckoo Sounds like a place-specific name, but isn't. Named after the instrument, perhaps?

Coucal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coucal Generalised species.

Opisthocomidae (Hoatzin)[edit]

Hoatzin http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Opisthocomidae Don't forget the claws on the babies.


Coraciiformes (Kingfishers and allies)[edit]

Bucerotidae (Hornbills)[edit]

Great Hornbill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Hornbill

Rhinoceros Hornbill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhinoceros_Hornbill

White-crowned Hornbill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-crowned_Hornbill

Helmeted Hornbill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helmeted_Hornbill Do check out the Wikipedia page. There's a wonderfully terrifying picture. Apparently its beak contains enough ivory to carve figurines from.

Upupidae (Hoopoe)[edit]

Hoopoe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upupidae Only one species. Hoopoe is plural, like sheep, I think. There is a giant extinct species, but wiki is not specific about its size.

Phoeniculidae (Woodhoopoes)[edit]

Green Wood Hoopoe http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Woodhoopoe There are a lot more species of woodhoopoe than conventional hoopoe, for some reason. This species has a whole load of colours, despite its name.

White-headed Wood Hoopoe http://www.camacdonald.com/birding/White-headedWoodhoopoe(PHH).jpg

Scimitar-bill http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Scimitar-bill Considerably less terrifying than it sounds.

Coraciidae + Brachypteraciidae (Rollers and Ground Rollers)[edit]

Roller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coraciidae Finding rollers with names that make sense is hard

Ground Roller http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brachypteraciidae

Meropidae (Bee-eater)[edit]

Bearded Bee-Eater http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nyctyornis Destined to be a popular pet!

Bee-Eater http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/European_Bee-eater

Green Bee-Eater http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Bee-eater

Todidae (Tody)[edit]

Tody http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Todidae No, not a typo

Momotidae (Motmots)[edit]

Motmot http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Momotidae

Alcedinidae (River Kingfishers)[edit]

Common Kingfisher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Kingfisher

Azure Kingfisher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Azure_Kingfisher

Silvery Kingfisher http://www.birdwatch.ph/html/gallery/skingfisher1.html

Little Kingfisher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Kingfisher

Dwarf Kingfisher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oriental_Dwarf_Kingfisher Problematic name, but it's so luridly coloured I couldn't resist including it

Halcyonidae (Wood Kingfishers)[edit]

Kookaburra http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laughing_Kookaburra

Cerylidae (Water Kingfishers)[edit]

Greater Kingfisher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giant_Kingfisher

Green Kingfisher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_Kingfisher

Pied Kingfisher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pied_Kingfisher

Crested Kingfisher http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crested_Kingfisher